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Solar Power Facts - Typical Applications

Quite simply, the application of Solar PV is limitless. Whether you’re a home, office block, farm or factory, there could be scope to install PV.  The following may help you appreciate the potential for your property.

How do solar photovoltaic panels work?

Solar panels are constructed from layers of silicon which is a semi-conducting material. When sunlight shines on the panel it forms an electric current. The brighter the sunlight, the better it is in terms of how much electricity is generated.  Solar panels are generally mounted on a roof or can be free standing on a frame.  The panels are grouped together and are fixed with special mounting kits or frameworks, solar tiles are also available that replace conventional roof tiles.  Tracking devices are also available which move to track the sunlight thus taking maximum advantage of the light available during daylight hours.

Typical applications